Ecotherapy and Climate Conscious Therapy Training and Consultation for Mental Health Professionals. New Sessions begin the week of April 3, 2023.

The online group includes 11 weekly group meetings and 1 private consult. It is presented in English and open to participants worldwide. Multiple cohorts serve different international time zones. The group meets weekly for 80 minutes.

Group meetings include educational topics, case consultation, role-plays, self care activities, and tips for professional practice building. All slides and materials are available.

 “… I just wanted to say thank you. I have been thoroughly enjoying the course and have found it very useful. I don’t want it to end so soon! It has been so affirming to have the topics and concepts that I have been thinking about and trying to research presented in a well-rounded and accessible way. Also to connect with others who care about this area, as it can be isolating. It has definitely helped give me some more perspective about how to sustainably manage my ‘practice map’.”

Spring 2022 Attendee

Contact Dr. Thomas Doherty to discuss how this group can help you.

Group Topics

Dr. Doherty presents key topics that support effective mental health practices in a variety of settings:

  • Ethics for Ecotherapy and Climate-focused Counseling and Therapy
  • Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change & Opportunities for Engagement by Mental Health Providers
  • Psychological Tools for Managing Eco-stress and anxiety (including practitioner self care)
  • Experiencing a Range of Emotions about Nature and the Environment
  • Developing Environmental Identity with a Multicultural and Justice Lens
  • Recognizing and Working with Diverse Environmental Values
  • Family Influences and Parenting
  • Restorative Natural Settings, Outdoor and Walking Therapy, and Nature-based Stress Reduction
  • Cognitive Scripts that Drive Eco-anxiety and Despair and How to Counter These
  • Supporting Grief and Mourning
  • Adapting Commonly Used Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic and other Therapy Styles
  • Promoting Effective Environmental Actions and Climate Adaptation
  • Arts, Spirituality and Life Transcendent Goals
  • Expert tips for facilitating Climate Cafes
  • Special Considerations for University Counseling Centers


The new series begins the week of April 3, 2023. Contact Dr. Thomas Doherty to enroll.

Cohort Examples (Other times may be available depending on interest):


9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern / 6 PM Central European Time.

4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern / 9 AM Australian Eastern (the next day, Thursday).


9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern / 6 PM Central European Time.

4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern / 9 AM Australian Eastern (the next day, Thursday).

Contact Dr. Thomas Doherty about tailoring groups for your organization. 


The cost of the consultation group series is based on one’s ability to pay:

600.00 / 780 / 900.00 US

Contact Dr. Thomas Doherty to enroll.